Common Airconditioning and Heating Concerns
Air Conditioning and Heating concerns are more likely to occur when a home's HVAC system is ill-maintained. (Photo Credits)
HVAC Concerns are not an isolated problem, because any property owner is bound to encounter issues with his HVAC system.
Energy.gov says leaking refrigerant is one of the reasons why an HVAC will suddenly malfunction. Plumbing association of San Diego
"If your air conditioner is low on refrigerant, either it was undercharged at installation or it leaks. If it leaks, simply adding refrigerant is not a solution. A trained technician should fix any leak, test the repair, and then charge the system with the correct amount of refrigerant. Remember that the performance and efficiency of your air conditioner is greatest when the refrigerant charge exactly matches the manufacturer's specification, and is neither undercharged nor overcharged. Refrigerant leaks can also be harmful to the environment."
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Diagnosing a problem
The website SF Gate meantime shared ways on how to detect a problem with a malfunctioning HVAC System. A/C And HVAC
"Begin your diagnosis of the HVAC system by verifying that it has power. Locate the service panel and ensure the circuit breaker has not tripped. The furnace and the air-conditioner each have their own dedicated circuit breaker or fuse. Turn the circuit breaker off for the unit that is malfunctioning. Wait about 10 seconds and switch it back on. If you have fuses instead of circuit breakers, switch the main power off. Remove and replace blown, burnt or broken fuses. Next check the thermostat for power. Some thermostats receive power via the electrical system, while others contain batteries. Remove and replace batteries for battery-powered thermostats if there is no power at the unit."
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HVAC Manufacturer Daikin meantime published common HVAC Problems encountered by property owners.
"Frozen Evaporator Coil: Obstructed air returns or clogged air filters can restrict airflow and cause the evaporator coil inside your home to freeze up. Low refrigerant level can also cause this problem. Thermostat: These control devices can stop working and require replacement. You can also inadvertently turn them off or not have them on the correct setting for the season or your indoor comfort preference."
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When something goes wrong in an HVAC System, call a reliable HVAC Cintractor to nip even bigger problems in the bud.
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